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Osama Shabaik: The Irvine 11, Islamophobia & Palestine Solidarity Activism in the US

Please join us for this event examining Islamophobia, and the use of criminal prosecution to silence dissent and to chill Palestine Solidarity Activism in the U.S, to be held in The Evergreen State College Library Lobby.

UC Irvine graduate and Member of the "Irvine 11" Osama Shabaik will be discussing his recent conviction for his part in a protest against a speech by the Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren, and the events that led up to it. This encompasses his trip to the Gaza strip in the summer of 2009 and the announcement months later that the Israeli Ambassador would be visiting his college, UC Irvine.

Shabaik will address how he and other Muslim students planned their protest of Ambassador Oren, why they chose the methods they chose, and what what occurred during the protest. He will also discuss the reaction by the University and their eventual discipline, as well as the District Attorney's attempt to charge the protest participants with felonies, before settling on two misdemeanors. He will end with the story of the trial and the convictions, and what steps he and his fellow protesters are taking in order to fight back. Throughout the talk Osama will examine issues of Islamophobia, freedom of speech, and the stifling of voices that defend the human rights of Palestinians.

Sponsored by The Mideast Solidarity Project, The President's Diversity Fund and Evergreen programs "Re-interpreting Liberation" and "Zinn & the Art of Protest".

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Olympia Historical Society meeting

Event: 
Sat, 01/21/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

At the Coach House, State Capital Museum, 10-noon. The Annual meeting of the Olympia Historical Society will feature a presentation, cosponsored by the State Historical Society and Heritage Caucus, about Bertha Eugley, milliner and feminist. The presentation is open to the public and begins at 10 AM. Following the presentation, Society members are invited to attend and participate in the meeting to elect new Board members and transact other business. 

Olympia Historical Society meeting

At the Coach House, State Capital Museum, 10-noon. The Annual meeting of the Olympia Historical Society will feature a presentation, cosponsored by the State Historical Society and Heritage Caucus, about Bertha Eugley, milliner and feminist. The presentation is open to the public and begins at 10 AM. Following the presentation, Society members are invited to attend and participate in the meeting to elect new Board members and transact other business. 

Chinese Lunar New Year Tai Ji Seminar

Event: 
Fri, 01/27/2012 - 6:00pm - Sun, 01/29/2012 - 5:00pm

From today's inbox:

Chinese Lunar New Year Tai Ji Seminar
With Master Chungliang Al Huang
Teacher/Calligrapher/Philosopher/Dancer/Author

Chungliang returns for his 12th Chinese Lunar New Year Tai Ji Seminar.

"When the body and mind move harmoniously together, the human spirit soars."

Dance Tai Ji, to Bach and to Baez.  Feel into Chinese culture.  See the "Wow" of Chinese calligraphy.  Experience living in a healthful and wide-awake state of being.

To consider this just another seminar would be to label New Years Eve in Times Square just another party.

The Evergreen State College - Longhouse
January 27-29, 2012
Friday Jan 27  6:00 to 9:00 PM, & Saturday  Jan 28 10:00 to 5:00 PM & Sunday Jan 29 10:00 to 5:00 PM

Tickets:  $10 with student/staff ID and $50 for the general public.  Available now online and at the Evergreen Bookstore.

Sponsored by The Wonder Collective, an Evergreen Student Activities Club
http://wondercollective.blogspot.com

Chinese Lunar New Year Tai Ji Seminar

From today's inbox:

Chinese Lunar New Year Tai Ji Seminar
With Master Chungliang Al Huang
Teacher/Calligrapher/Philosopher/Dancer/Author

Chungliang returns for his 12th Chinese Lunar New Year Tai Ji Seminar.

"When the body and mind move harmoniously together, the human spirit soars."

Dance Tai Ji, to Bach and to Baez.  Feel into Chinese culture.  See the "Wow" of Chinese calligraphy.  Experience living in a healthful and wide-awake state of being.

To consider this just another seminar would be to label New Years Eve in Times Square just another party.

The Evergreen State College - Longhouse
January 27-29, 2012
Friday Jan 27  6:00 to 9:00 PM, & Saturday  Jan 28 10:00 to 5:00 PM & Sunday Jan 29 10:00 to 5:00 PM

Tickets:  $10 with student/staff ID and $50 for the general public.  Available now online and at the Evergreen Bookstore.

Sponsored by The Wonder Collective, an Evergreen Student Activities Club
http://wondercollective.blogspot.com

The Seafarer

Event: 
Thu, 01/26/2012 - 8:00pm - Sat, 02/18/2012 - 8:00pm

Conor McPherson, who brought us The Weir, St. Nicholas and Shining City, has a stunning ability to remind us that logic and reason are but weak weapons against the myth and magic that permeate our lives.

It's Christmas Eve, and Sharky has returned to Dublin to look after his irascible, aging brother who's recently gone blind. Old drinking buddies Ivan and Nicky are holed up at the house, too, hoping to play some cards. But with the arrival of a stranger from the past, the stakes begin to rise mercilessly. Sharky may be playing for his very soul.

This is an incredibly beautiful and rewarding story of redemption that may put people off initially, because who wants to watch a bunch of alcoholic losers celebrating Christmas? The answer is, you do. If these people can be redeemed, then maybe... just maybe... there may be hope for you, too.

Thursday - Saturday 8PM, Sunday 2PM

Pay What You Can: Wed. Feb. 1st, 8PM

Ladies' Night Out: Fri., Feb. 3rd, 7PM

The Seafarer

Conor McPherson, who brought us The Weir, St. Nicholas and Shining City, has a stunning ability to remind us that logic and reason are but weak weapons against the myth and magic that permeate our lives.

It's Christmas Eve, and Sharky has returned to Dublin to look after his irascible, aging brother who's recently gone blind. Old drinking buddies Ivan and Nicky are holed up at the house, too, hoping to play some cards. But with the arrival of a stranger from the past, the stakes begin to rise mercilessly. Sharky may be playing for his very soul.

This is an incredibly beautiful and rewarding story of redemption that may put people off initially, because who wants to watch a bunch of alcoholic losers celebrating Christmas? The answer is, you do. If these people can be redeemed, then maybe... just maybe... there may be hope for you, too.

Thursday - Saturday 8PM, Sunday 2PM

Pay What You Can: Wed. Feb. 1st, 8PM

Ladies' Night Out: Fri., Feb. 3rd, 7PM

Occupy Solidarity Social Forum

Event: 
Fri, 02/17/2012 - 5:00pm - Sun, 02/19/2012 - 8:00pm

We have an amazing weekend planned for this national gathering! There will be events at night and all day long. You can register at http://ossf2012.org. We are requesting a $20-25 donation but no one will be turned away for a lack of funds.

 

Occupy Solidarity Social Forum

We have an amazing weekend planned for this national gathering! There will be events at night and all day long. You can register at http://ossf2012.org. We are requesting a $20-25 donation but no one will be turned away for a lack of funds.

 

2012 Illuminated Ball

Event: 
Sat, 02/04/2012 - 8:00pm - Sun, 02/05/2012 - 1:00am

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